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The Melanau is another indigenous of Sarawak and their numbers are concentrated in the river mouth of the Rejang River & Mukah. Their traditional house is also called the "Lamin Dana" which is built high on stilts, over 30-40 feet from the ground. To get up to the main hall, you have to climb some tall stairs or try the staircase carved out of a tree trunk.
Long ago, before the Melanau converted to Christianity or Islam, they were animist and believed in spirits of nature. A "Healing Hall" in the main gallery contains artifacts used during a spiritual ceremony.
Behind the tall house is a sago making facility demonstrate the processing of the Melanau staple food. I'm fond of eating the local sago cakes which your buy from this sago making house
Address: Sarawak Cultural Village, Santubong
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